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Recycling & Waste Reduction District offers Master Recycler/Composter Program

VALPARAISO | County officials are looking for people committed to recycling and composting to help inspire others to do the same through a new program.

November 30, 2013 12:00 am

Official: Political will wanes for trash consolidation in wake of trash-to-ethanol

The collapse of the trash-to-ethanol plan earlier this year killed any political will for a consolidated garbage disposal contract in Lake County, a top waste official says.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Mow down improper yard waste

If it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks, teaching old gardeners might be tricky.

May 28, 2013 12:00 am

Officials: Don't trash those grass clippings

VALPARAISO | The city's Public Works Department would like a word with those residents planning on putting their grass clippings in with the trash: Don't.

May 17, 2013 2:20 pm

Valpo urges residents to "Think Before You Throw"

VALPARAISO | The city has launched a "Think Before You Throw" campaign to encourage more recycling.

April 22, 2013 12:00 am
County recycling districts offer different service levels

County recycling districts offer different service levels

With vastly differing budgets, the Lake County Solid Waste Management District and the Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District are worlds apart in what they can offer people who recycle.

March 24, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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Board delays Valpo sewage composting study

VALPARAISO | The city's Utilities Board tabled a  proposal Tuesday to hire consultants Black & Veatch to do a feasibility study and project design for a facility to compost treated sewage sludge.

January 10, 2013 5:17 pm
Friendly flushing: Water-efficient toilets help make sustainable homes

Friendly flushing: Water-efficient toilets help make sustainable homes

Commode, can, the Oval Office, and the Super Bowl. Throne, pot, loo, John. The royal flush.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am
Japanese composting may be new food waste solution

Japanese composting may be new food waste solution

Down the back stairs of the clubhouse kitchen, on a plot lost among the expanse of tightly trimmed fairways and greens, weeks-old food is buried under a tarp and mulch and left to decompose.

June 27, 2012 8:30 pm Photos

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Local gardeners create easy way to compost

Local gardeners create easy way to compost

Creating compost -- that amalgam of less-than-pleasant items such as dead leaves and flowers, vegetable and fruit scraps and even manure, which is then aged until it decomposes, creating a wonderfully rich organic material to feed our gardens -- dates back to Roman times.

October 27, 2011 12:00 am
Gardeners design composter for home gardens

Gardeners design composter for home gardens

CROWN POINT | Composting, layering grass clippings, fruit and vegetable scraps, twigs, leaves, adding moisture with circulating air, creates soil in a short time to return to the garden.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Rotting food can be Porter County benefit

MARK KIESLING: Rotting food can be Porter County benefit

I worked for a while in the produce department, and as we tried to keep our products fresh, there was no recourse but to consign some overripe fruits and vegetables to the garbage bin.

August 24, 2011 12:00 am

Chesterton voices compost concerns

CHESTERTON | Street Commissioner John Schnadenberg revisited concerns over Porter County compost capacity Monday night during the Town Council meeting.

May 09, 2011 9:30 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: I'm enthusiastic about trash-to-ethanol proposal

With all that is being written about the garbage-to-ethanol plant and the Lake County Solid Waste Management District, there is a need to review where it began and where we are now.

March 17, 2011 12:00 am

Valpo close to program of selling sewage by the bag

VALPARAISO | The city's sewer utility could be one step away from selling its treated sewage instead of having to pay for its removal.

January 17, 2011 12:00 am
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